Databarracks attains ISO 22301 certification for business continuity

Databarracks attains ISO 22301 Certification

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Databarracks, specialising in IT resilience, has solidified its dedication to operational stability and client service through the attainment of the ISO 22301 certification.

This international standard outlines the requirements and best practices for business continuity management (BCM), aiming to enhance understanding of the risk landscape and minimise the impact of potential disruptions.

Databarracks’ established procedures

ISO 22301 certification verifies that Databarracks has established procedures and practices to effectively manage risks to its own operational continuity and sustain services to clients.

The certification involves a thorough audit by an accredited external party, aligning all processes with the international standard framework.

Chris Butler, Resilience Director, Databarracks commented: “We are delighted to gain this new ISO certification.

“This particular standard has assessed us for our ability to continue providing services to our customers if there’s a major incident that impacts our organisation.

“Certification against the standard demonstrates to our stakeholders that Databarracks has taken steps to prepare for, respond to and recover from disruptions.”

According to Databarracks, achieving ISO 22301 certification not only underscores their commitment to operational stability and client service but also signifies their proactive approach in preparing for, responding to and recovering from disruptions.

“We are practicing what we preach”

Butler added: “Business continuity and resilience have gone from niche topics discussed in the margins to critical concerns.

“In only a few years we’ve seen a global pandemic, multiple major supply chain disruptions due to international conflict, increased extreme weather events and a dramatic rise in cyber-risk.

“At the same time, businesses face a growing demand to be always-on and able to deliver for their customers. Being resilient is not just about technology or cybersecurity tools. It’s about people and processes and management.

“We’re the technology and business resilience specialists so it’s important for us to demonstrate to our customers that we are practicing what we preach.

“Our customers now have external assurance that we ourselves meet the standards we’re helping them implement in their own BC Management systems. We have the credentials to know what should be done and how it should be carried out.

“We already had robust BC plans in place and as part of our regular review and update to those plans, it made sense to be audited to confirm that our approach to BCM complies with the standards.”

“It demonstrates commitment”

Butler concluded: “Having our company comprehensively assessed by an external expert was a great opportunity to make sure that what we had been doing so far has been and will continue to be, effective.

“It’s important for us to seek these certifications because it demonstrates commitment – to staff, customers and regulators – to meet an approved international standard.

“It also means we’re continually checking and re-checking our own business practices and staying up to date.

“Our vision for business continuity and resilience is to move the approach away from sporadic one-off projects to an embedded ongoing capability that delivers real value to the organisation.”

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